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Do MIPS Reporting Measures Create an Even Playing Field For Clinicians?

April 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rita Numerof, Ph.D., co-founder and president of Numerof & Associates, believes there are concerns for providers regarding the reliability and validity of specific individual measures in MIPS.

Six Signs Your Vendor’s Not That Into You

April 25, 2017  |  Dick Taylor, M.D., executive vice president, MedSys Group
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Feeling neglected? Feeling as if everyone but you has a great healthcare information technology (HCIT) vendor? Concerned about the state of your relationship? Here are six signs your vendor is just not that into you.

Report: Hospital M&A Activity Continues to Climb in 2017

April 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The number of hospital and health system partnership transactions continued an upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2017, with an 8 percent increase from 25 to 27 transactions compared to the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest analysis by Skokie...

No “Trump Effect” on 2017 Health IT VC Funding, Report Finds

April 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector almost doubled quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.6 billion over a span of 165 deals, compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.

CMS Issues 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule with Eye on Regulatory Simplification

April 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS has issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals, and which would make changes to several quality reporting programs.

Small Physician Practice Leaders: EHRs Cost us Money

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A study of small physician practice decision makers found that electronic health records (EHRs) will reduce the number of patients seen per day, thereby reducing the practice’s revenue.

Trump Administration’s Impact on Health IT Analyzed in New Report

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most healthcare professionals do not believe that the ACA will be repealed anymore, but plenty of policy and health IT-related challenges exist in healthcare sub-sectors as industry leaders wait for more direction from the Trump administration.

Time is Running Out to Submit to the Healthcare Informatics 100

April 10, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Submissions for the Healthcare Informatics 100, our annual listing of the top health IT vendors, based on revenue from the previous fiscal year, will be closing soon

Chartis Group Consultants: It’s Time for Patient Care Leaders to Rethink Revenue Cycle

April 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Ormand and Todd Bankhead of The Chartis Group believe it’s time for the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations to strategically rethink how they approach revenue cycle management—and for them to stop thinking in terms of revenue cycle management as a...

In Tacoma, CHI Franciscan Leverages IT to Transform Care Delivery

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, the initiatives being implemented by the Care Transformation team are resulting in significant positive impacts on patient outcomes, avoided healthcare costs and unprecedented system efficiencies.

Advisory Board: Shifting Concerns for Health System CEOs

April 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The top concerns for C-level hospital and health system executives have undergone a significant disruption over the past year.

Achieving ROI from Population Health Investments: How Realistic is it?

April 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Advisory Board’s Dennis Weaver, M.D., last year led the development of a population health maturity model. He discusses the biggest learnings from it.

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